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Mali expels spokesman of UN peacekeeping mission

By France24
22 July 2022   |   4:24 pm
Mali junta expels UN peacekeeping mission spokesman over tweets. BAMAKO – Mali's military government on Wednesday ordered the spokesman of the United Nations peacekeeping mission MINUSMA to leave the country within 72 hours over Tweets about a diplomatic incident with Ivory Coast that has soured relations with the U.N.

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